Career Posting : Director of Infrastructure ServicesView All Postings
Closing Date: July 30, 2021 5:00 pm
The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) Infrastructure Services Department is recruiting a Director for Infrastructure Services based out of the Administration office in Bushe River, Alberta. This is a full-time (2-year contract) position with a competitive benefits package.
The Dene Tha’ First Nation delivers services and programs to three fully accessible communities-Bushe River, Chateh (formerly known as Assumption), and Meander River. Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, this position is responsible for leadership; for planning, development, and coordination of delivery of services for the Infrastructure (water, sewer, landfill, roads, housing, open space maintenance) in accordance with approved DTFN policies and Business Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Evaluates the effectiveness of Infrastructure policies, programs, and resources, and established objectives, reviews issues and makes recommendations to the EDO for appropriate action. Develops for approval, Department operating/capital and long-term budgets that support the mandate of the Department and meet the goals and objectives of Council. Directs and evaluates operational/capital requirements and service delivery and maximizes efficiencies, fostering partnerships, altering operational delivery, applying current technology, and providing appropriate staff training. Maintains, implements, and regularly reviews the municipality’s utilities and housing infrastructure operating policies and development standards. Advises relevant personnel, departments, and consultants of DTFN standards and policies, monitors compliance, recommends additions or changes to the EDO, prepares reports as requested. Develops and recommends appropriate safety and risk management procedures within the Department. Attends all meetings as required. Meets regularly with senior management team and Department employees to keep abreast of operations, facilitate two-way information exchange and provides input for operational activities. Liaises with provincial government, federal government, other First Nations, industry, and the public regarding technical, financial, and day-to-day matters. Responsible for reports to update GIS spatial databases. Responds to public inquiries and complaints according to approved policies. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the EDO.
University or College degree with related Public Works certifications and/or technical experience (Level 1 Water Treatment Certificate). Five or more years of progressive responsible supervisory experience, preferably in an operations, utility or public works environment including: effective management, team building, facilitation, negotiation, leadership, and supervisory strengths, with a commitment for continuous improvement. Personal initiative with good planning and organizational skills as well as a high degree of integrity and professionalism. Strong capacity to identify needs, plan and develop goals, priorities, and other outcome measures. Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications. Coordination and supervision of capital projects. Familiarity with sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that apply to public works and utilities.
The successful candidate must be bondable, have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and be willing to travel. Must also lead and maintain an addiction free life style. Remuneration dependent on qualification and experience.
GENERAL OPEN POSTING – Application Open Until a Suitable Candidate is Found
Interested parties should forward a detailed resume to:
Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863
We thank all applicants in advance however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.